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The Program Management Systems Committee (PMSC), a committee within the Procurement Division (PD) of the NDIA, is the primary forum for building strong Industry and Government working relationships to promote integrated program management using Earned Value Management (EVM). This includes related program management processes as well as broadening the focus and membership of the PMSC through its continuing outreach initiatives and forums. The PMSC is actively working to foster mutual understanding and the effective development, implementation, and use of Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) as defined in the ANSI/EIA Standard for Earned Value Management Systems (ANSI/EIA-748), which it authored and updates periodically. The PMSC works with the DOD and other Federal agencies on improvement initiatives for the mutual benefit of the Government and the Industrial base to understand and adapt to changes in the Government procurement environment.

Broad Objectives:

  • Serve as an effective vehicle for the exchange of views and information between Government and Industry regarding matters of common concern that involve integrated program management processes including earned value management.
  • Foster mutual understanding and effective working relationships between Government and Industry regarding the development, documentation and maintenance of effective integrated program management processes.
  • Participate with International counterparts, as opportunities permit, to jointly move toward common EVMS standards (including ANSI/EIA-748) to the extent practical.
  • Provide Government with Industry perspectives on government policies, practices, needs and problems within the PMSC’s purview, conducting such special studies as may be required.
  • Safeguard the interests of NDIA by carrying out the policies, aims and purposes, as laid down in the Charters of the PD and the PMSC, as well as the NDIA By-Laws.

Microsoft Project Conference is the premier event for Microsoft Project enthusiasts to learn about the powerful capabilities included in Microsoft Project, Project Server, and Project Online. The conference is also an opportunity for project managers to network with the Microsoft Project community and learn about emerging trends, best practices, and how others are using Microsoft Project solutions to save money, enhance efficiency, and prepare for future growth.

Connect with AzTech!

AzTech's Jim Aksel (PMP, Principal Consultant, MPUG VIP, and Microsoft MVP) will be attending Microsoft's MSP conference in Anaheim, CA, from Feb. 3rd to the 5th. To connect with Jim, simply email him at!


In the spirit of NASA’s two decade tradition of providing networking opportunities for small businesses and prime contractors through an annual event, this industry day will bring together small businesses, large businesses, prime contractors and government agencies, including all ten NASA centers, for the purpose of discussing current procurement strategies and opportunities.



NDIA’s Greater Los Angeles Chapter’s primary focus is the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, and the related Aerospace Industry in Southern California. SMC is the center of technical Excellence for research, development and acquisition of the National Security Space Systems. The center is also responsible for on-orbit checkout, testing, sustainment and maintenance of satellite constellations and other military space systems. The center has an annual budget in excess of $10 Billion per year and manages between $50 and $60 Billion in contracts at any one time. SMC’s organization exceeds 6,000 military and civilian personnel including several remote detachments. 

The 64th Annual West Coast Dinner and Acquisition Forum is a one day networking opportunity for industry and government representatives to attend all or any of the following scheduled events: 

  • Executive Breakfast
  • Panel Roundtable
  • NDIA Space Division Luncheon
  • West Coast Dinner



Join us for the Integrated Program Management Division (IPMD), formerly the Program Management Systems Committee (PMSC) quarterly meeting, April 29th-30th, 2014.
The IPMD is the primary forum for building strong Industry and Government working relationships to promote integrated program management using Earned Value Management (EVM) and related program management processes and broadcasting the focus and membership of the IPMD through its continuing outreach initiatives and forums.
The IPMD works with the DoD and other Federal agencies on all improvement initiatives for the mutual benefit if both the Government and the Industrial base, as well as in an effort to understand and adapt to the changing government procurement environment.

EVM World 2014 Workshop is a chance to learn about project performance techniques, including earned value management (EVM). The workshop provides training, current topics from practicing professionals, access to world leaders in project performance management, networking, and the latest in software and consulting to make your program successful.

  • Agile 01 - Introduction to Agile & Scrum - 21 May 1:30 PM in Room Texas C - Presented by Luis Contreras & Ray Stratton
  • Agile Earned Value: Rigor Meets Flexibility - 21 May 2:30 PM in Room Texas C - Presented by Luis Contreras
  • Tools Track - AzTech Compliance Expert (ACE) - Go from EVMS Audit-Panic to Audit-Ready - 22 May 3:45 PM in Room Republic C -  Presented by Luis Contreras & Tim Fritz
  • Enterprise Wide Scheduling - 23 May 11:00 AM in Room Republic A - Presented by Luis Contreras & Lee Glover

Join us in Denver June 10-13 for the 2014 ICEAA Professional Development & Training Workshop where you will have unique opportunities to:

  • Discover the most recent developments in the field at over 40 comprehensive training sessions featuring content from the Cost Estimating Body of Knowledge and Parametric Estimating Handbook
  • Gain valuable insights from 100 professional paper presentations
  • Prepare for the CCEA® or PCEA® exams or earn CEU credits for recertification
  • Share best practices with colleagues from around the world
  • Discuss the latest tools and technologies directly with the companies generating these valuable

  • Integrated Baseline Review (IBR) -  11 June 3:00 PM in Room Mattie Silks - Presented by Luis Contreras & Tim Fritz 
  • Advanced EVM - 13 June 9:45 AM in Room Colorado CD -  Presented by Luis Contreras & Tim Fritz



Each June/July, the AACE International meeting provides almost 100 sessions featuring technical papers on all aspects of total cost management. The meeting attracts practitioners from around the world to three days packed with presentations, keynote presentations, networking sessions and the opportunity to celebrate the Association’s successes and recognize outstanding contributions to the practice of total cost management and the association itself.


The San Diego Chapter of NDIA (National Defense Industrial Association) is proud to present the NDIA 26th Navy Gold Coast Small Business Procurement Event "Small Business and the Navy - Keeping the Sea Lanes open for American Prosperity", also simply known as the "Gold Coast". The purpose of Gold Coast is to provide a forum to educate, guide, and assist businesses, especially small businesses, in working with the government, primarily the Department of Defense.


NDIA is working to bring Informative and motivating speakers to present topics of interest regarding working with the government, specifically the Department of the Navy. Plan on attending exciting and relevant general/plenary and break-out sessions. Visit over 250 industry and government exhibitors along with dozens of posters containing company information and opportunities. There will also be plenty of opportunities for networking.


The 28th edition of the IPMA World Congress will be held from September 29th to October 1st in the City of Rotterdam, The Netherlands under the main theme: “Innovation through Dialogue”.


Over 120 speakers in three days filled with the latest experiences and insight about Innovating the world through dialogue. Dialogue within projects, dialogue between projects (portfolio’s), dialogue over time (programs) and dialogue outside projects, with project- owners, users and stakeholders. And of course the dialogue between the business and academic world.

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